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Academics and online presence

Most academics excel at their area of expertise, but not everyone knows how to publicise themselves. I have put together a small website that hopefully will help academics create a simple webpage to showcase their work in all its diversity – research, teaching, supervising, outreach, and more. It also gives links to resources on where and…

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Tolerance ranges

In today’s cancer post, I’m going to talk about how treatment affects tolerance ranges. It is very simple, it makes them smaller, narrower. Here are examples of this (and please bear with me, it’s just for info that I’m sharing this, not for pity!): Temperature: I get cold as soon as it gets cool, but I…

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Therapy

Oh yes, I go for therapy, and it has been great. There is no denying that even with the best support network and loved ones around, being the one with the cancer in this turmoil can be quite lonely. I started therapy a few months before I got diagnosed actually. I was unwell and I was…

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Large fireball illuminates Southern African skies

On the evening of August 24, a bright object traveling fast in the upper atmosphere had thousands of people mesmerised. It was spotted by many in the Gauteng province of South Africa but was visible further North into Limpopo and Zimbabwe. At first we didn’t know what it was. https://twitter.com/tWeatherSA/status/1430370778248323074?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1430370778248323074%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fastronomy2024.org%2Flarge-fireball-illuminates-south-african-skies%2F A usual shooting star is a rock…

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The birth of a rainbow

A rainbow is one of the most beautiful natural phenomena. It never ceases to capture the imagination, symbolising unity and diversity, spanning the range of colours that the human eye can see. It has been the subject of myths and legends, in part because its end is not reachable. Until now. I have captured the birth…

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When shaken to the core, we get priorities right. Can we stick to it?

The world over, there are disasters, man-made or not, that shake our communities to the deepest levels. Many are hurt, some tragically lose their lives, many suffer from post-traumatic stress, yet, over and over, we see something happen, an embodiment of hope. In the face of disaster, survivors get together, make time and help one another…

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